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Nina and I had a party

August 4, 2015

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On Saturday I threw a combined birthday slash cake party for myself and Miss James. My idea was to bake a whole lot of cake and then have a bunch of friends over to eat a whole lot of cake. So that’s exactly what I did, I baked for a day and half straight and I tried my damndest to fill our dinning room table with as many icing covered goodies as possible.

I managed to make a Strawberry Cheesecake, an Apple and Pear cake, a Red Velvet cake, Oreo cupcakes, Boston Cream cupcakes, a Brooklyn Blackout cake and a dark Lindt Chocolate cake. I actually baked the Red Velvet twice because I wasn’t happy with the first one. So I think it’s safe to say that I baked my behind off, but it was worth it because it was a lovely afternoon spent with lovely people and I’m happy to report that there were no sugar coma casualties on the day, but I’m almost positive that I may have awakened diabetes in some people.

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Peach muffins

July 6, 2015

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How does a tasty Peach Muffin sound to you right about now? I made these peachy suckers a few weeks back when I had some friends coming over for tea and I needed to make something that didn’t require 7 hours prep time and a million ingredients. This recipe called for fresh sliced peaches, but I didn’t have any so I used the canned variety and they turned out just fine, in fact I’m guessing that they probably helped with the moistness of them because of the syrup that they come in. I also added pecan nuts because I love the flavour they give cake.

I don’t know about you guys, but if I could bake all day long slash eat cake all day long I think I would. There is something so therapeutic and rewarding about baking and I guess it doesn’t hurt that at the end of the process you get to smash whatever you’ve made into your face. Maybe one day I’ll open a Lucky Pony cake shop where everything inside is edible, including the furniture (how this would work is beyond me, but this is my dream so what the hell) oooooooh that would be nice.

If peaches don’t take your fancy, then why not try these Rosewater Cupcakes or these Chocolate Cupcakes out, they were also nice and easy to make.

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Baked Strawberry Cheesecake

May 17, 2015

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It was Shane’s birthday this weekend and we had a small dinner party for him at our flat. He wanted a baked strawberry cheesecake as his birthday cake and so I went in search of a nice recipe.

If you have ever made a baked cheesecake you will know that they can be a mission and quite pricey. The recipe I used is nice in that it’s not too much of a mission, but you will still be spending a fair amount on ingredients, because it calls for mascarpone, cream and loads of cream cheese, yip all things delicious and healthy. But it’s worth the spend because the end result is a creamy, tart but sweet strawberry flavoured treat that will have you hoping no guests arrive so you can eat the whole thing alone and in the dark.

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Italian Cream Cake

April 20, 2015

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The other day I tried my hand at an Italian Cream Cake. For those of you who have no idea what an Italian Cream Cake is, not to worry I’ll explain…it’s a white cake that originates from the South that is flavoured with coconut and pecan nuts and covered in cream cheese icing. I know what you’re going to say, where does the Italian and cream fit into it? Well the cream is in the batter and as for the Italian, I’m as confused as you are on that one…

Before I stumbled across this recipe, I had also never heard of or tasted an Italian Cream Cake, but now I’m so glad that I’m no longer a stranger to this fluffy coconut-ty cake of loveliness.

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Rosewater Cupcakes and friends

March 31, 2015

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So today I’m starting a 3-part series on my blog called ‘Create With Canon’. I was given a pocket-friendly Canon PowerShot SX600 HS to use over the next few months and even though it’s a lot smaller than the camera I normally shoot with, I’m keen to see what it’s capable of and so far so good. I’m really having fun with little guy, because it’s compact and so easy to use, so here is part one in this project and it’s called Rosewater Cupcakes and friends. Hope you enjoy it.

I invited two of my very good friends over for a little tea and some Rosewater Cupcakes, which I lovingly and quickly baked a few hours before they arrived. I have never made anything with rosewater in it before, but it smells like Turkish Delight so I was only more than happy to dive head first into this recipe and into the end results.

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Easiest Banana Bread recipe ever

February 20, 2015

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I have mentioned before on this blog how I have epically failed a couple of times when attempting to bake a banana bread. I don’t know why but I have failed more than I have succeed when it comes to this specific fruit flavoured extravagancer, which really irritates me because I love banana bread.

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